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    Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World) (Paperback) By (author) Alison E. Cooley, By (author) M. G. L. Cooley

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    DescriptionThis book presents translations of a wide selection of written records which survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, giving a vivid impression of what life was like in the town. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from advertisements for gladiatorial contests to love poetry, the individual chapters explore the early history of Pompeii, its destruction, leisure pursuits, politics, commerce and religion, plus early reports of its excavation. Information about the city from authors based in Rome is included, and the great majority of sources come from the city itself, written by its ordinary inhabitants - men and women, citizens and slaves. With helpful introductions, notes and illustrations, this Sourcebook will appeal to anyone with an interest in Pompeii and in daily life in Roman times. It is also designed to be directly relevant to those studying the Romans in translation, at school or university level.


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    Title
    Pompeii
    Subtitle
    A Sourcebook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison E. Cooley, By (author) M. G. L. Cooley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415262125
    ISBN 10: 0415262127
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    DC22: 937/.7, 937.7
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC classification: DG70.P7 C628 2004, DG70.P7 C6
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    30fig
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    1. Pre-Roman Pompeii 2. Roman Colonization of Pompeii 3. Destruction of Pompeii 4. Leisure 5. Religion 6. Politics and Public Life 7. Tombs 8. Trade and Commerce 9. Excavation Reports